No bake cookies with smarties

These cookies require just simple ingredients. You do not need an oven to make them. I made these cookies with smarties but you can substitute smarites for dried fruits or chocolate chips. They are super easy to make.

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Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups oat flour
  • ½ cup smartise
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla or orange extract
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 tnbsp milk
  • pinch of salt

How to make it

First of all line a tray with parchment paper and set aside. Place the sugar and the butter into a saucepan set over medium heat and melt together.

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Add vanilla or orange extract and milk to the melted mixture and stir together until mixture combine together.

Place oat flour in a bowl and sprinkle with the smarties Now add wet mixture and salt into the oat four. Stir with a spoon or with your hand until combine very well.

Using an ice cream/cookie scoop or just simply take small portion of dough and roll into a ball and place on the baking tray. Gently press down the dough. Once all cookies dough are done, place them in the fridge for an hour until to set.

 

Store them in the fridge for several days.

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No bake cookies with smarties

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups oat flour
  • ½ cup smartise
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla or orange extract
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 tnbsp milk
  • pinch of salt

How to make it

First of all line a tray with parchment paper and set aside. Place the sugar and the butter into a saucepan set over medium heat and melt together. Add vanilla or orange extract and milk to the melted mixture and stir together until mixture combine together.

Place oat flour in a bowl and sprinkle with the smarties Now add wet mixture and salt into the oat four. Stir with a spoon or with your hand until combine very well.

Using an ice cream/cookie scoop or just simply take small portion of dough and roll into a ball and place on the baking tray. Gently press down the dough. Once all cookies dough are done, place them in the fridge for an hour until to set.

Store them in the fridge for several days.

No bake cookies with peanut butter

Sometimes no bake desserts will come handy in Summer season and warm weather. No need to heat up your kitchen by using the oven or gas stove.

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups oat flour
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¾ cup dark or white chocolate, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

How to make it?

line a large plate with parchment paper and set aside. Add Peanut butter and honey to a pan and melt together. Whisk until combine well.

Add peanut mixture, vanilla extract and salt to the oat flour. Combine all ingredients together until you have a sticky dough.

Using a medium ice cream scoop or 2 tbs of the dough into your hand and roll it into a ball and drop onto parchment lined plate. Gently press the dough to make a flat cookie.

Once all cookies are done, place the plate in the fridge for an hour until cookies to set.

Meanwhile, melt the white or dark chocolate . After an hour, dip each of cookies in the melted chocolate and return them in the fridge and let stand until firm. 

 Store tightly covered for a week..

 

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No bake cookies with peanut butter

Ingredients

  • 3 cups oat flour
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¾ cup dark or white chocolate, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

 

How to make it

line a large plate with parchment paper and set aside. Add Peanut butter and honey to a pan and melt together. Whisk until combine well. Add peanut mixture, vanilla extract and salt to the oat flour. Combine all ingredients together until you have a sticky dough.

Using a medium ice cream scoop or 2 tbs of the dough into your hand and roll it into a ball and drop onto parchment lined plate. Gently press the dough to make a flat cookie.

Once all cookies are done, place the plate in the fridge for an hour until cookies to set.

Meanwhile, melt the white or dark chocolate . After an hour, dip each of cookies in the melted chocolate and return them in the fridge and let stand until firm. Store tightly covered for a week..

Peach cookies

These tempting, pretty peach shape cookies are just beauties and suitable for any occasion, for 4 seasons, and resemble to the real peaches.

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Ingredients

  • 210g plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 80g unsalted butter
  • 55g plain yogurt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • pinch of salt
  • 50g white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

 

Ingredients for filling

  • 1/3 cup Nutella or
  • 1/3 peach jam

Ingredients for colouring

  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • Yellow and red food colouring
  • Two small bowls with water

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How to make

Preheat the oven to 170C.

Line the baking tray with parchment paper. Place egg yolks,vanilla extract, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat for 3-4 minutes. Add yogurt and beat until creamy. Mix the flour with baking powder and sift it.

Add butter to the flour and combine and add it to the batter. Knead it for 3-4 minutes until all comes together and non stick to your hand.

Divide the pastry into small amount (about 15g). Take one the dough and roll it into ball. Continue rolling all of the batter into balls. Place them on the tray. Put your finger on each ball and and gently press down each ball.

Bake them for 15 minutes. Once they are baked, allow them to cool.

Now, use a sharp knife and core out the centre of cookie from the bottom of each cookie and remove the cookie centre( as you see in the photos).

Break up cookies pieces and mix them with nutella or peach jam. Carefully fill cavity of each cookie and place tow cookies together.

Mix few drops of red colour in one bowl and few drops of yellow colour in other bowl. Dip cookie in yellow/red food colouring and roll them in the sugar. Allow the cookies to set and serve it.

 

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Tiramisu truffles

A delicious Italian dessert with creamy texture, wonderful flavour and simple to make it.

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Ingredients

  • 140g lady fingers biscuits
  • 1 tsp Nescafe or espresso
  • 3tbsp = 30 ml boiling water
  • 1 cup Mascarpone or soft cheese
  • 1/3 cup= 50g powdered sugar (icing sugar)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Nutella
  • Cocoa powdered

 

How to make it

Add boiling water to Nescafe, mix it and set aside to cool. In a bowl, add Mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar and Vanilla. Combine until smooth then add cold coffee and mix together.

 

Using a blender and process process lady fingers biscuits until powdered. Combine it with cheese mixture.

Freeze it for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes you can shape the tiramisu mixture by two methods: In first option you can just shape it like small balls and then roll it in the cocoa powder.

 

In second method you can flatten the paste and fill it with Nutella and shape it into ball. Both are delicious. I made both of them 🙂

Once all tiramisu truffles are ready, fridge them for half an hour and then serve them.

 

 

 

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Tiramisu truffles

 

Ingredients

  • 140g lady fingers biscuits
  • 1 tsp Nescafe or espresso
  • 3tbsp = 30 ml boiling water
  • 1 cup Mascarpone or soft cheese
  • 1/3 cup= 50g powdered sugar (icing sugar)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Nutella
  • Cocoa powdered

How to make it

Add boiling water to Nescafe, mix it and set aside to cool.

In a bowl, add Mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar and Vanilla. Combine until smooth then add cold coffee and mix together.

Using a blender and process process lady fingers biscuits until powdered. Combine it with cheese mixture.

Freeze it for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes you can shape the tiramisu mixture by two methods: In first option you can just shape it like small balls and then roll it in the cocoa powder.

In second method you can flatten the paste and fill it with Nutella and shape it into ball. Both are delicious. I made both of them 🙂

Once all tiramisu truffles are ready, fridge them for half an hour and then serve them.

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No bake watermelon cake

I was at a party and our host served watermelon cake but not a regular cake with flour, baking powder, eggs, milk,…. It was simply fresh watermelon with an amazing arrangement. I just loved it. It was soooo refreshing, no baked, healthy and fruity.

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I have never seen and heard about this cake. It is very simple and easy to prepare . For decoration and topping the cake, there are so many different options.

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I used strawberries, grapes, flake almonds , flake chocolates and shaved coconuts but you can use other fruits and nuts so it’s your choice.

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Ingredients

  • one watermelon

  • 500ml whipped cream

  • 2 tbps white sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 lemon zest

  • Nuts and fruits for decoration

  • Shredded coconuts

  • Food colouring

 

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How to make it

Taking off top and bottom of the watermelon. Slice off the rind. Then cut white parts on the watermelon and set aside.

Put cream, sugar, vanilla extract, and lemon zest in a mixing bowl and beat it until firm. You can use white cream but I added some food colours to the cream.

Now it is time for fun part. Put the cream on the watermelon and cover it.

Add some fruits at the bottom of the cake. Decorate top of the cake with chocolate and fruits. For the sides of the cake I used shredded coconuts . That’s it. Done 🙂

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No bake watermelon cake

Ingredients

  • one watermelon

  • 500ml whipped cream

  • 2 tbps white sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 lemon zest

  • Nuts and fruits for decoration

  • Shredded coconuts

  • Food colouring

 

How to make it

Taking off top and bottom of the watermelon. Slice off the rind. Then cut white parts on the watermelon and set aside.

Put cream, sugar, vanilla extract, and lemon zest in a mixing bowl and beat it until firm. You can use white cream but I added some food colours to the cream.

Now it is time for fun part. Put the cream on the watermelon and cover it.

Add some fruits at the bottom of the cake. Decorate top of the cake with chocolate and fruits. For the sides of the cake I used shredded coconuts.

That’s it. Done 🙂

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Fruity chocolate Bars

A very easy , beautiful and delicious snack and dessert that everyone would love it.

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The wonderful thing abut this chocolate bar recipe is that you just need chocolate bars ( dark milk or white) , dried fruits such as orange, kiwi, apple, apricot, dates….. and nuts such as walnuts, almond, pistachio, hazelnut, peanuts, cashew or seeds…. Or even biscuits.

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Ingredients

  • Chocolate : dark, white
  • Dried fruits

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Instructions

Chop t chocolate. Melt the chocolate over the hot water bath (Bain-marie) or in the microwave.

Line baking tray with parchment paper. Pour melted chocolate onto the tray,

Then scatter dried fruits on the melted chocolate. Place chocolate trays in the fridge to set and harden for 2 hours. Once the chocolate is completely dried, you will see that is very easy to remove the baking paper.

Now, it is the fun time, break and crack the big chocolate bar into smaller pieces and bits. , you can cut them into different sizes and keep them in a jar or box in a cold place for several days.

 

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Instructions

Chop the chocolate. Melt the chocolate over the hot water bath ( bain marie) or in the microwave.

Line baking tray with parchment paper. Pour melted chocolate onto the tray,

Then scatter dried fruits on the melted chocolate. Place chocolate trays in the fridge to set and harden for 2 hours. Once the chocolate is completely dried, you will see that is very easy to remove the baking paper. Now, it is the fun time, break and crack the big chocolate bar into smaller pieces and bits. , you can cut them into different sizes and keep them in a jar or box in a cold place for several days.

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Chocolate covered date pops

I like call these beauties golden and sliver dates. They are healthy and good source of fiber and vitamins.

Persian dates are called ‘ Khorma خرما ; in Farsi, however other words such as Nakhl نخل and Rotab رطب are used too. Dates are grown and cultivated in South and East of Iran. From a historical point of view, it is estimated that the date palm was cultivated in Iran about the 3rd millennium BC . Archaeological evidence shows that there were signs of date trees in stamps from the Elamites period.

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Iran is one of the most important producers of dates in the world and more than 400 types of dates are known in Iran.

Some dates are soft, dark and fleshy with high moisture and wet. Some are semi dried

The colour of dates varies from light brown to dark brown. Dates have different shapes, some are long and slender, some are round shape.

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The Mazafati مضافتی fresh dates are one of the most famous and best tasting dates in Iran. Other type of very good quality Iranian date that are soft, slender and super tasty is called Piarom پیارم . The surface skin of piarom is very thin and clings to the date flesh.

In Iranian cuisine we use dates as an ingredient in main meals or stew, such as date-pilaf, egg-date for making snacks and desserts such as cookies, date pastry and cakes. Recipes to use dates are beyond the imagination. They are excellent to eat as they are . Dates contain good fibre and sugar.

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Ingredients

  • Dates
  • white chocolate
  • Dark chocolate
  • Some nuts such as walnuts, peanuts butter, almond or pistachio
  • lollipop sticks
  • Edible golden/silver luster dust
  • Desiccated coconut

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Instructions

remove the pit from date. Stuff it with nuts. Take one of the lollipops stick and insert into the date up to top of the date. Use your fingers and tightly close the date.

Melt white and dark chocolate separately. Dip the date into the melted chocolate until fully covered. Continue doing same process with reaming dates. Set them in a stand and put them in the fridge for 30 minutes until set completely and at the end spray golden or silver luster dust on dates and make them double lovely. You might be cover dates with coconut.

 

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Chocolate covered date pops

 

Ingredients

  • Dates
  • white chocolate
  • Dark chocolate
  • Some nuts such as walnuts, peanuts butter, almond or pistachio
  • lollipop sticks
  • Edible golden/silver luster dust
  • Desiccated coconut

 

Instructions

remove the pit from date. Stuff it with nuts. Take one of the lollipops stick and insert into the date up to top of the date. Use your fingers and tightly close the date.

Melt white and dark chocolate separately. Dip the date into the melted chocolate until fully covered. Continue doing same process with reaming dates. Set them in a stand and put them in the fridge for 30 minutes until set completely and at the end spray golden or silver luster dust on dates and make them double lovely. You might be cover dates with coconut

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No bake Raspberry cheesecake bites

For summer time with warm weather, nothing is better than summery desserts. I love all kinds of cheese cake, so decided to make cheese cake bites.

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These cake bites are very creamy and delicious. It is very simple and it’s preparing is much easier than regular cheese cake. I used raspberries but you can choose your favourite fruit such as strawberries, blackberries, ….

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Ingredients

  • 140 g digestive biscuits
  • 300 g cream cheese, softened
  • 240 g double cream
  • 40 g powdered sugar
  • 80 g fresh raspberries

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Method

In a large bowl mix cream cheese with powdered sugar and raspberries and set aside. Whip  cream until stiff peaks form. Add it to the cream cheese mixture and combine well and freeze it for 3 hours.

 

Meanwhile, put the biscuits into a strong, plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. Or do it by a food processor.

Take one ice cream spoon of cheese mixture and roll into biscuits crumbs. Freeze for 2 hours and then serve it.

 

 

 

 

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No bake Raspberry cheesecake bites

For summer time with warm weather, nothing is better than summery desserts. I love all kinds of cheese cake, so decided to make cheese cake bites. These cake bites are very creamy and delicious. It is very simple and it’s preparing is much easier than regular cheese cake. I used raspberries but you can choose your favourite fruit such as strawberries, blackberries, ….

Ingredients

  • 140g digestive biscuits
  • 300g cream cheese, softened
  • 240g double cream
  • 40g powdered sugar
  • 80g fresh raspberries

Method

In a large bowl mix cream cheese with powdered sugar and raspberries and set aside. Whip until stiff peaks form. Add it to the cream cheese mixture and combine well and freeze it for 3 hours.

Meanwhile, put the biscuits into a strong, plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. Or do it by a food processor.

Take one ice cream spoon of cheese mixture and roll into biscuits crumbs. Freeze for 2 hours and then serve it.

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Ice cream cake

This is a very simple but beautiful recipe for an ice cream cake. I have baked my sponge cake but your can but if you have no time, buy a baked sponge cake and follow rest of the recipe.

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Ingredients for sponge cake

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 120g sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 120g plain flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 30 ml oil
  • 40 ml milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

 

Ingredients for ice cream

  • 300 ml double cream
  • 4 tbsp icing sugar
  • 4 tbsp honey or golden syrup
  • 150 g fresh raspberry

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Instructions

Preheat the oven at 150C.

In a large mixing bowl, blend egg whites with vinegar, until creamy and stiff. Then gradually add sugar and keep mixing. Add egg yolks, use hand whisk and mix them. Use a sieve or colander and sift the flour and salt and gradually adding it to the mixture.

 

Add oil, milk and vanilla extract to the batter and whisk it until combine together.

Line bottom of cake mould with parchment paper and fill cake pan with batter. Place the pan on the third rack in the oven and bake it for 35-40 minutes.

Once cake baked, set it aside to cool down and remove it from the pan.

Use a knife and cut a circle in top of the cake and remove top level of the cake within the circle.( as you see in the photos) Hollow out the cake. Being careful not to take out the bottom of the cake. Put scraps of the cake into a bowl.

Now, put cream, icing sugar and honey in a bowl and add scraps of the cake to the bowl. Mix well all together.

Then fill inside the hollow with cream mixture. Cover top of the cake with fresh fruit and freeze the cake for 2 hours until topping is firm..

 

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Ingredients for sponge cake

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 120g sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 120g plain flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 30 ml oil
  • 40 ml milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Ingredients for ice cream

  • 300ml double cream
  • 4 tbsp icing sugar
  • 4 tbsp honey or golden syrup
  • 150g fresh raspberry

Instructions

Preheat the oven at 150C.

In a large mixing bowl, blend egg whites with vinegar, until creamy and stiff. Then gradually add sugar and keep mixing. Add egg yolks, use hand whisk and mix them. Use a sieve or colander and sift the flour and salt and gradually adding it to the mixture.

Add oil, milk and vanilla extract to the batter and whisk it until combine together.

Line bottom of cake mould with parchment paper and fill cake pan with batter. Place the pan on the third rack in the oven and bake it for 35-40 minutes.

Once cake baked, set it aside to cool down and remove it from the pan.

Use a knife and cut a circle in top of the cake and remove top level of the cake within the circle.( as you see in the photos) Hollow out the cake. Being careful not to take out the bottom of the cake. Put scraps of the cake into a bowl.

Now, put cream, icing sugar and honey in a bowl and add scraps of the cake to the bowl. Mix well all together.

Then fill inside the hollow with cream mixture. Cover top of the cake with fresh fruit and freeze the cake for 2 hours until topping is firm..

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Ice cream cones

It is pretty easy to make ice cream cones at home. They are delicious, crispy and fun to make it.

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You can bake them either in the oven or in a frying pan on a gas stove. And, for giving shape to the baked batter and rolling them, we can use cone mould, or make cone shape mould with aluminium foils or simply roll them with hand.

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Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites

  • ½ cup plain flour

  • ½ cup white or brown sugar

  • 2 tbsp milk

  • 2 tbsp melted butter

  • ¼ tsp orange or vanilla essence

  • 1 tbsp cold water

  • pinch of salt

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Instructions

Place egg whites and sugar into a mixing bowl and whisk together for 2 minutes. Stir in melted butter, water, milk, flour, pinch of salt, vanilla or orange essence, until incorporated and make the a smooth batter.

Now for baking you can either use oven or gas stove. Preheat the oven to 200C.

 

Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Pour 1 ½ tbsp batter on tray and spread into a thin layer. Move the spoon in circle and give a round shape to the batter. Place it into the oven and bake it for 8 minutes.

Other way of baking is: Pour batter into the warm non sitck pan. Spread into a think circle layer and cook for 5 minutes until edges are golden.

Now you need to do rest of process QUICKLY, BUT BE CAREFUL DO NOT BURN YOUR FINGERS.

 

So once cone is done, put a cone mould on baked cone and roll from the bottom of the cone in order to shape it. And then pull our the cone mould. Or cone mould is not available, simple put baked cone on a towel and roll it into a ice cream cone 🙂

 

 

 

 

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